My Dream Author Conference Panel

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

     Hey, guys! So for this post, I was inspired by Eventbrite, the largest self-serving ticket and event/conference platform, to help with a project and create my dream panel of authors I would like to have at a conference. Sadly, this panel may only forever be a dream :( but I can still dream right? Hearing these  YA fiction authors speak and even POSSIBLY getting to meet them would make my whole life. Their books have changed my life in different ways, but they have each had a big impact.

     Sarah J. Maas
     Sarah J. Maas is an author that I have known to love over the past year when I first discovered the Throne of Glass series. I am still truly in awe of both her Throne of Glass series and ACOTAR series. Both are entirely unique and completely engrossing. I would love to hear her talk about how she came up with her ideas and what her inspiration for the stories were. Also, I would really want to make sure she knows exactly how much I love both Chaol and Tamlin because I don't think anyone understands how deep my love runs for the two of them. I would also want to explain to her exactly how much a movie is needed for both stories. I am also just really interested in her, and each of the author's, story of her writing career, because each one is so different from the next in when and why they took up writing and their inspirations.

     J.K. Rowling

     My queen. My main woman, One of my favorite people in the whole world. J.K. Rowling. Do I really even have to state why I would want her on my dream panel? I am watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as I write this, and I can only be stunned by her creativity and imagination. I have written so many papers and scholarships on who inspires me on this woman. She may be the sole reason I took an interest in my own writing, and I wish to meet her one day just so I can thank her for all she has done for me without even knowing. I could talk literally forever with her about her world building and character development, and really just all the thought behind the world of Harry Potter. I have based my own story outlining partly on the techniques I have read and seen pictures of her using, and I would love for any advice that she could give. Also, can we talk about how beautiful her writing is? The words always, not just most of the time, but always, flow so smoothly one after the other. I would love for her to give advice on her writing as well because I can only dream to write half as well as her. Another question I would like to ask is about the amount of publishers she had gone too before one chose to publish her; I would really like to hear of the process and how difficult was, and aslo the relief of finding a willing publisher. J.K. Rowling would probably be the highlight of this panel, in my opinion, just because of her success and her incredible, unbelievably believable fiction writing.

     Sabaa Tahir
     An Ember in the Ahses changed everything for me. I had never liked books set in the desert, I don't know why, I know it's weird, but this was a game changer because it was so different. I would love to know her inspiration for the "forces" that are incorporated in the novel as we hadn't seen them through much of the first book but became more prominent in the end. Also, I don't know much about her, other than the first book of the An Ember in the Ashes series, so I would love to get to know more about her in person as I believe she is a new author, but don't quote me if I'm wrong lol.

     Rick Riordan
     This man, wow. How does he know so much about all kinds of mythology and remember it all?? And then turn around and spit out YA novels all over the place about it incorporated into today's society?? I am truly astounded. I would love to hear about his knowledge of mythology and what inspired him to write YA novels about it. Percy Jackson was the THING in my sixth grade class, like you weren't cool unless you read this series, and I'm still reading it as a high school senior, soon-to-be college freshman. How he can write a novel that engrosess a wide range of ages is amazing, and how he keeps it all based off true mythological concepts sounds even more difficult than if he had fabricated all of it. I am really interested in how he plots out his stories and keeps it in line with mythology because it's a reall cool technique for a YA novel.

     Veronica Roth
     Although I may never be able to forgive her for the ending of Allegiant, and then for the change in ending in the movie, her series is so awesome. There's no better word to encompass it because everything is just so awesome: factions, awesome; Tris, awesome; Four, awesome; their growing romance, awesome; the dystopian world, awesome. I feel like her dystopian society is one of the best I've read because there corruption and use of the main character is so well done. Any advice or pointers on dystopian novels would be great because I would love to write one myself one day.

     Victoria Aveyard

     I. LOVE. RED. QUEEN. My god that book is amazing. I really saw nothing in the end coming. I do want to know why shE WOULD DO THAT TO HER READERS. I ACTUALLY REALLY STARTED TO LIKE MAVEN. Why Victoria? That is my question for her. How could she tear my heart out and stomp on it in the best worst ending I've ever read? that's my only question.

     Comment down below what authors you would love to see in a panel together! Thank you so much for reading and make sure to check out Eventbrite for any author conferences and events!

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